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The most expensive regular-season MLB game tickets

Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs
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Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs

It's that time of year again: peanuts, Cracker Jacks and baseball.

As Major League Baseball kicks off its 2015 season, ticket prices are more expensive than ever. And you may be surprised by which teams' tickets are going for top dollar.

According to secondary ticket site TiqIQ, the average cost to attend an MLB game this year is $83. On the primary market—buying tickets directly from the teams—prices are cheaper, averaging $29 per ticket. That said, the price represents a 3.3 percent increase from last year's price and the biggest percentage increase since 2009.

Combine that with some beer, a hot dog and parking, and you could be paying an additional $25 or more, according to data compiled by Team Marketing Report, a sports marketing data firm.

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For a family of four to attend a game with average-price tickets, two small draft beers, four small soft drinks, four regular-size hot dogs and parking, the average cost is $211—Cracker Jacks not included!

So, which teams' tickets cost the most on the secondary market? The Boston Red Sox retained the top spot. The average ticket on TiqIQ to see Red Sox at Fenway is $120, which is actually 17 percent cheaper than last season.

Some of the other top teams may be surprising: The Detroit Tigers, Chicago Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets are leading the league with the most expensive tickets. The prices to see those teams range from $104 to $116.

The Mets were 23rd out of 30 teams in the league last year in attendance and haven't had made the playoffs since 2006. Jesse Lawrence, CEO of TiqIQ, said there's a lot of optimism surrounding the team this year after its high-profile pitcher Matt Harvey returns from Tommy John surgery.

"They have also done a smart job of managing their ticket inventory," he said.

The World Champion San Francisco Giants have the sixth-most expensive ticket in baseball, but their opening-day tickets were the second-most expensive behind the Dodgers' at $230.

Voted "America's Favorite team" since 2003 by the Harris Poll, the New York Yankees, who had the third-highest attendance last year, had the 7th-most expensive tickets in the resale market. Tickets at Yankee Stadium average $101, but that's still 38 percent cheaper than last year.

Ticket prices may have been inflated last year as Derek Jeter made his goodbye tour of the league, but Lawrence said that's only part of the reason Yankees ticket prices have dropped.

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"The Yankees are also doing a better job of pricing inventory on primary and doing things like half-priced days and MasterCard Monday $5 games, that more people are buying directly from the team, which is impacting secondary prices and demand a bit," he said.

When it comes to parking, however, you may want to take the train. Parking to see the Bronx Bombers tops the league, averaging about $35, according to the team marketing report.

More than 4 million fans attended spring training this year, a 3.3 percent increase over last year and a record for the league.